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ERIC Number: ED358139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessment Literacy for School Counselors.
Schafer, William D.; Mufson, Dolores
Education for school counselors in the area of assessment was studied in an effort to develop recommendations to improve the quantitative literacy portions of counselor education programs. To identify skills needed by school counselors, information was obtained from the Educational Research Service (an independent non-profit corporation) from studies done in the following districts: (1) Harlendale Independent School District (Texas); (2) Patchoque-Medford Public Schools (New York); (3) Petersburg Public Schools (Virginia); and (4) Solanco School District (Pennsylvania). A study done by the Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) was added. In the areas of pupil assessment and research and evaluation as described by these five school districts, a spectrum of responsibilities is evident that expands from basic standardized test interpreter to test developer, evaluator of programs, consultant, and researcher. The current status of counselor preparation for the basic roles of student assessment, program evaluation, and basic research was considered through a review of the standards used by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Comparing the CACREP defined skills with counselor roles, a list of principles is presented to serve as a guide for counselor education in the assessment area. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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